Médecins Sans Frontières has been supporting Rutshuru hospital in the east of the country for the past 10 years.The hospital is one of very few in North-Kivu, a region plagued by recurrent armed conflict.
Jeannette’s mother brought her to the hospital in Rutshuru two weeks ago. Barely one-year old, the baby girl is severely malnourished. The malnutrition has caused swelling, but worse still, has resulted in a generalised infection. Intensive care nursing supervisor Bernard had to admit her to his unit.